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Crowd-puller: Balladeer Gadar entertaining people at the Press Club in Warangal on Saturday.
Crowd-puller: Balladeer Gadar entertaining people at the Press Club in Warangal on Saturday.

Staff Reporter

Cultural show features injustice done to Telangana

WARANGAL: As news of Gadar’s arrival spread fast, curious crowds gathered at the Warangal Press Club. As expected, Mr. Gadar did treat them with his song and steps.

The small gathering turned big with swelling crowds. As Mr. Gadar and his associates belted out songs accompanied by drum beats, those passing by sneaked in to catch a glimpse and to learn what was going on. The whole meet-the-press programme was converted into a cultural show by the artistes who tried to feature the injustices done to Telangana region by the Congress and TDP governments.

Any public meeting, small or big, is not complete without performances of folk artistes in this region, who keep the audience together and help mobilise people in large numbers. The political meetings usually begin very late, but people prefer to sit quiet for hours provided they are entertained by the cultural troupes.

Receptive audience

The artistes engaged by various parties sing in praise of their leaders, but it is the folk songs that feature the life and culture of the region that are always enjoyed lot by the people. When Mr. Gadar arrives on the scene, it is not just the common folk who go on beseeching him once more, but even the educated eagerly wait there to listen to one more song.

On Saturday, the APUWJ district unit had tough time controlling the crowds who disrupted Mr. Gadar from speaking and demanded a song. Mr. Gadar had to appeal to them to keep quiet until the programme was complete. At the end, he obliged the audience and came out with his usual best much to the joy of the people.


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